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Check out the conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Mars in the early pre-dawn! This photo in the fog by Kouji Ohnishi, taken at Iiyama, Japan, is called "Reverie in Autumn." It was featured on spaceweather.com.
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Reverie In The Autumn I Planets Conjunction Taken by Kouji Ohnishi on October 24, 2015 @ Iiyama, Nagano, Japan
This 12.6-cm wavelength radar image of the northern hemisphere of Venus was collected today at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution/NASA GFSC/Arecibo Observatory/NAIC
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And that, my friends, that's the latest 12.6-cm radar image of Venus taken on August 12 by the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico! Sweet...With that, I wish everybody a good night (ATZ)! Credit: Smithsonian/NASA GFSC/Arecibo Observatory/NAIC.
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Collected today! Radar image of the northern hemisphere of Venus: http://ow.ly/QPYQj
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Just 3 days before flying past Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured this image of Pluto's Charon-facing side. Every day reveals more detail on the mysterious, icy world, capturing the imagination of the world.
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L'image de Pluton se précise de jour en jour. Comme la sonde doit passer de l'autre côté, c'est la dernière image qu'on aura des mystérieuses taches noires. The New Horizons spacecraft's last image of Pluto's far side, taken on July 11, 2015, from a distance of 4 million km.
The last best look at Pluto’s farside, captured by the New Horizons spacecraft on July 11 from a distance of 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers). Photo via NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI
Nasa - New Horizons 2015 Take a good look, folks. The image above gives "the last, best look that anyone will have of Pluto’s far side for decades to come," said Alan Stern, the principal investigator for the mission.
Two and a half million miles from Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has taken its best image of four dark spots that continue to captivate.
Ahead of its historic flyby of Pluto on Tuesday, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft took the clearest image yet of the planet's mysterious dark spots.
On July 11, 2015, New Horizons got its last look before the flyby at the side of Pluto that faces Charon. Taken from 2.5 million miles (4 million kilometers) from Pluto, the photo gives a better look at those polygons. Photograph by NASA-JHUAPL-SWRI
This July 11, 2015, image provided by NASA shows Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft. On Tuesday, July 14, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft will come closest to Pluto. New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles over 9½ years to get to the historic point. (NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI via AP)
Three billion miles from Earth and just two and a half million miles from Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has taken its best image of four dark spots that continue to captivate. At 7:49 AM EDT on Tuesday, July 14 New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data. The mission will complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system with the first-ever look at the icy dwarf planet. NASA
Saturn's Great White Spots are storms that can encircle the planet. Image by NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Here’s one of the largest storms on Saturn. Actually it’s one of the biggest storms in our solar system. It’s so massive that it actually wraps around the entire northern hemisphere! The scariest part about this is the wind speeds can go as high as 1800 km/hr! That’s about 4x higher than the highest wind speeds on Jupiter (vs. highest ever recorded of 327 km/h on Earth).
Catching its Tail The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-colour view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This storm is the largest, most intense storm observed on Saturn and is still active today. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
Huge storm in Saturn. The storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-colour view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This storm is the largest, most intense storm observed on Saturn and is still active today.
The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn's northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. This picture, captured on Feb. 25, 2011, was taken about 12 weeks after the storm began, and the clouds by this time had formed a tail that wrapped around the planet. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA12826.jpg
A Storm on Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft, 2011 The huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn’s northern hemisphere overtakes itself as it encircles the planet in this true-color view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft The largest, most intense storm observed on Saturn by NASA’s Voyager or Cassini spacecraft. It is still active today. It is a prodigious source of radio noise, which comes from lightning deep in the planet’s atmosphere.
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We have a whole basket of different views of the Sun at the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory, at the National Air and Space Museum. These images, from August 14, 2013, were taken with three different telescopes, and then warped into egg shapes and rotated. Follow the link for the original images.
This image is just magnificent!!! Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this photo of the International Space Station as it passed in front of the Sun on March 20, 2015, right in the middle of a solar eclipse! What are the odds??
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This image is just magnificent!!! Astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this photo of the International Space Station as it passed in front of the Sun on March 20, 2015, right in the middle of a solar eclipse.
The sun, the moon, the ISS transit. By Thierry Legault on March 20, 2015 @ Fregenal de la Sierra, South-west Spain
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Black holes can't decide: their gravity pulls inward, but fierce winds push outward. This is a new joint discovery by NASA and ESA telescopes.
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Winds up to one-third of the speed of light? Now that would make for a bad hair day. #astronomy #blackhole #galaxy
This artist's illustration depicts the furious cosmic winds streaming out from a monster supermassive black hole as detected by NASA's NuSTAR space telescope and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory.
Supermassive black holes are titans of oddity. Now observations from NASA and ESA space telescopes are shedding light on the cosmic winds they produce with more energy than an entire galaxy.
Supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies blast radiation and ultra-fast winds outward | By looking at the speed of ambient gas spewing out from a well-known quasar, astronomers are gaining insight into how black holes and their host galaxies might have evolved at the same time.
Black Hole Emits Ferocious Winds With the Energy of a Trillion Suns. A black hole and its galaxy are locked in a cosmic struggle, evolving in tandem and balancing each other's growth. In this artist's recreation, you can see cosmic winds howling out of supermassive black hole PDS 456. These winds are so strong that they prevent the galaxy from forming new stars.
How a black hole's cosmic burp could change the galaxy - A supermassive black hole at the center of galaxy PDS 456 has 'belched up' cosmic winds powerful enough to alter the fate of the galaxy
635605461112983175-15-021-nustarSpace lovers, we introduce you to galaxy PDS 456. It's a quasar — a young, bright galaxy that's powered by a supermassive black hole. According to NASA, it is more than 2 billion light-years away from Earth. Just how bright is this quasar, in a galaxy far, far away? Its mass is 12 times that of the sun, and it sustains winds that emit more energy per second than a trillion suns. USA Today
Winds blasted out by the giant black holes found at the centre of galaxies are strong enough to stunt the birth of new stars, astronomers have found. By training two space telescopes on a supermassive black hole with the mass of a billion Suns, they measured the strength of its ferocious winds. The team also confirmed that these winds blow outwards in every direction, an idea that had been tricky to prove | via Phil O'Brien
Supermassive black holes still hold a great deal of mystery. While they are commonly regarded as giant entities that gobble up all matter that comes too close, it has also been presumed that they kick out a considerable amount of x-ray wind, as well. The presence of this wind has been confirmed for the first time, and astronomers have even been able to decipher the shape of the wind. This discovery was made by the respective groups working for NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and and ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope. The results were published in Science.
Visitors to the Public Observatory on Feb 4, 2015 got a triple treat: a large filament, a minor solar flare, and a dramatic prominence eruption! Credit Smithsonian staff.
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Hubble Telescope Sees Cosmic Smiley Face in Space. In this image of a galaxy cluster, SDSS J1038 4849, there seems to be a happy face smiling back at the camera. In reality, gravitational lensing created the curve of the smile. Also resembles the Cheshire Cat.
The giant smiley face spotted by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is actually two faint galaxies that seem to be smiling.In this “happy face” the two eyes are the galaxies SDSSCGB 8842.3 and SDSSCGB 8842.4 and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs
Spectacular photos from space. Smiley face.. This photo taken of the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+8949 by the Hubble Space Telescope appears to show a smiling face at the center. The two eyes are bright galaxies and the smile lines are arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing.
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A massive galaxy cluster known as SDSS J1038+4849 looks like a smiley face in an image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
The heavens are smiling back at mankind through a star constellation discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope, which captured an image of a galaxy cluster that looks exactly like the smiley face we have all grown accustomed to in the internet age.
A galaxy cluster appears to flash a smile at Earth in a newly released image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The eyes in this cosmic smiley face are actually very bright galaxies—technically known as SDSS J1038+4849—while the smile lines are arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing. Picture of a galaxy cluster in the shape of a smiley face
This photo taken of the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+8949 by the Hubble Space Telescope appears to show... - NASA/ESA - a SMILEY FACE !!
‘Smiley face’ spotted in space Hubble telescope captures celestial emoji - It looks like the galaxy is smiling down on us. An image taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 appears to show a “happy face,” replete with two orange eyes, a white button nose and a smiling expression. According to NASA, the smile lines “are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing:
Cosmic jaw-droppers! Smithsonian Magazine's picks for best space images of the week include this artist's rendition of a huge ring system, including gaps, around a giant exoplanet. Credit: Ron Miller.
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Huge distant planet has rings 200 times larger than Saturn’s - Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Image credit: Ron Miller
Using powerful optics, astronomers have found a planet-like body, J1407b, with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's. This is an artist's depiction of the rings of planet J1407b, which are eclipsing a star.
Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Credit: Ron Miller
Monster Rings found Around Giant Alien Planet J1407. “This planet is much larger than Jupiter or Saturn, & its ring system is roughly 200 times larger than Saturn’s rings,” said co-author Mamajek, professor of physics & astronomy at the Univ. of Rochester. Image: Artist’s concept.
Move Over Saturn! Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star. Much huger than the rings of Saturn.
Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Credit: Ron Miller//Meet “Super Saturn:” Alien Planet Found With Staggeringly Large Ring System
Huge Distant Planet Has Rings 200 Times Larger Than Saturn's (image :artist concept) - About 434 light-years away toward the constellation Centaurus, J1407b orbits around a brown dwarf star, J1407. Its rings have diameters of tens of millions of kilometers and gaps which may indicate exomoons have formed. The orbital period is about a decade and J1407b's mass may be about 10-40 x MJ (Jupiter mass). Discovered in 2012
Artist’s conception of the extrasolar ring system circling the young giant planet or brown dwarf J1407b. It’s a super Saturn, 434 light-years from Earth. It has more than 30 rings, with a total diameter of some 120 million kilometers. If we could replace Saturn’s rings with these rings, they’d be easily visible from Earth and larger in our sky than a full moon.The rings are shown eclipsing the young sun-like star J1407, as they would have appeared in early 2007. Image credit: Ron Miller
"Will the real monster black hole please stand up?" This image from NASA's NuSTAR reveals that in the colliding galaxy pair Arp 299, only one of the galaxies’ supermassive black holes is actively “feeding” on gas. In the center panel, the NuSTAR high-energy X-ray data appear in various colors overlaid on a visible-light image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The panel on the left shows the NuSTAR data alone, while the visible-light image is on the far right. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC
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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 1/9/15 — The Monster Black Holes of Arp 299 Called Arp 299, these interacting galaxies — separately known as IC 694 and NGC 3690 — lurk about 134 million light-years from Earth in the Ursa Major constellation.
Colliding galaxies Arp 299 --- The real monster black hole is revealed in this new image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array of colliding galaxies Arp 299. In the center panel, the NuSTAR high-energy X-ray data appear in various colors overlaid on a visible-light image from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC
Shannon Hall, Staff Writer, Space.com: NASA's black-hole-hunting space telescope NuSTAR has identified a monster black hole gobbling up a pair of colliding galaxies called Arp 299. NuSTAR's view of the galaxy crash is at left, with the Hubble Space Telescope's view on the right. Data from both space telescopes are combined in the central panel. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC
In the constellation Ursa Major, each of the two colliding galaxies in Arp 299 holds a supermassive black hole at its heart. (NASA / JPL-Caltech / GSFC)
Hey there, human, want to feel some awe? Look at this newly released NASA image set of two galaxies, each with a supermassive black hole at its heart, colliding in a violent spiral of star stuff. Space is awesome, and thanks to improved telescope technology, we're seeing more and more of it every day.
New data from NASA's NuSTAR mission determine which of two supermassive black holes is pouring out X-rays in a colliding pair of galaxies.
A new high-energy X-ray image from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has pinpointed the true monster of a galactic mashup. The image shows two colliding galaxies, collectively called Arp 299, located 134 million light-years away. Each of the galaxies has a supermassive black hole at its heart. NuSTAR has revealed that the black hole located at the right of the pair is actively gorging on gas, while its partner is either dormant or hidden under gas and dust.
Here Are Two Galaxies With Supermassive Black Hole Hearts Colliding
This artist's depiction shows a gas giant planet rising over the horizon of an alien waterworld. New research shows that oceans on super-Earths, once established, can last for billions of years. (Image by David A. Aguilar)
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This artist's depiction shows a gas giant planet rising over the horizon of an alien waterworld. New research shows that oceans on super-Earths, once established, can last for billions of years. David A. Aguilar (CfA)
New research shows that oceans on super-Earths, planets with two to four times the mass of Earth, once established, can last for billions of years.Above: This artist's depiction shows a gas giant planet rising over the horizon of an alien waterworld. Credit
Exciting Exoplanet News from AAS: How Rocky Worlds are Made; Oceans on Super-Earths by SHANNON HALL on JANUARY 5, 2015 This artist's depiction shows a gas giant planet rising over the horizon of an alien waterworld. New research shows that oceans on super-Earths, once established, can last for billions of years. David A. Aguilar (CfA)
Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believe that habitable super-Earths with up to five times the mass of our own planet, could hold vast oceans. This image shows an artist's impression of a gas giant planet rising over the horizon of an alien waterworld
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Artist's conception of a super-Earth ocean world, with another gas giant planet rising over the horizon. Image Credit: David A. Aguilar/CfA
Eight new planets have been discovered in the 'Goldilocks' zone of their stars, orbiting at a distance where water oceans and life could exist. Pictured is an artist's impression of what one of these planets may look like
Super-Earths capable of maintaining oceans of liquid water - Super-Earths, which are extrasolar planets that have a mass higher than Earth’s but one well below that of smaller gas giants such as Uranus and Neptune, could support oceans similar to those found on our planets for billions of years once they were established, the CfA researchers said Monday at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). | via redOrbit.com
Super Earths have long lasting oceans?
Retro travel posters from NASA JPL's "Exoplanet Travel Bureau," based on real exoplanets discovered by Kepler. "Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company!"
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NASA made some travel posters for exoplanets discovered using the Kepler space telescope.
Relax on Kepler-16b, where your shadow always has company (NASA Exoplanet Travel Bureau)
from NASA, printable vintage travel posters to habitable planets in our solar system
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John Chumack of Yellow Springs, Ohio captured this lovely image of Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 with a telescope and digital camera. Note the green glow around the nucleus, and the delicate streamers of its tail. With a dark sky, the comet is visible to the naked eye or with binoculars. Observers in the northern hemisphere should look just below Orion.
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Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Nucleus Taken by John Chumack on December 26, 2014 @ Yellow Springs, Ohio
NASA’s MAVEN Mission Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss. Image Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
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MAVEN Identifies Links to Atmospheric Loss on Mars 12/16/14 NASA’s MAVEN mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. MAVEN entered its science phase on November 16, 2014.
NASA'S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mars orbiter is providing new insights into the loss of the Martian atmosphere by discovering how the solar winds penetrate to surprisingly lo...
NASA’s MAVEN mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. MAVEN entered its science phase on Nov. 16, 2014.
NASA'S MAVEN ORBITER CELEBRATES ONE YEAR AROUND MARS 9/21/15 A LOOK AT THE FIRST YEAR STUDYING THE MARTIAN ATMOSPHERE | NASA
NASA'S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) Mars orbiter is providing new insights into the loss of the Martian atmosphere By David Szondy 12/21/14 MAVEN discovered that a stream of solar particles was penetrating deep into the lower layers of the atmosphere.
Early discoveries by NASA's newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet's atmosphere to space over time. The findings are among the first returns from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which entered its science phase on Nov. 16. The observations reveal a new process by which the solar wind can penetrate deep into a planetary atmosphere.
Astronomers have captured the best image ever of planet formation around an infant star, HL Tau, using the new high-resolution capabilities of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Multiple rings and gaps in the disk around the star herald the presence of emerging planets. Credit: ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ); C. Brogan, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
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"We are literally made of stardust that was liberated from the interiors of dying stars in gigantic explosion." (Image Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO). CC by 4.0 via ESO.) #astronomy #space #stars #science
Planetary birth revealed in best image yet from world's most powerful telescope ESOcast 69 presents the result of the latest ALMA observations, which reveal extraordinarily fine detail that has never been seen before in the planet-forming disc around the young star HL Tauri. (ESO) - Source: Rachel Feltman for The Washington Post)
A huge radio telescope in Chile has captured the best-ever image of planets forming around a distant star, researchers say. The spectacular view of planet birth, taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in northern Chile, shows numerous concentric rings in the disk of dust and gas surrounding HL Tau, a sunlike star found about 450 light-years away from Earth.
Radio Telescope Gets Best-Ever View of Planetary Birth | NBCNEWS.COM A huge radio telescope in Chile has captured the best-ever image of planets forming around a distant star, researchers say. Image: HL Tauri
This image from the Alma radio telescope in Chile gives a glimpse of what our Solar System may have looked like more than four billion years ago. The dark patches may indicate the positions of planets forming out of the dusty disc surrounding a young star called HL Tauri.
11.6.2014 Birth of planets revealed in astonishing detail in ALMA’s 'best image ever' - This is an ALMA image of the young star HL Tau and its protoplanetary disk. This best image ever of planet formation reveals multiple rings and gaps that herald the presence of emerging planets as they sweep their orbits clear of dust and gas.
ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around HL Tauri It shows the protoplanetary disc surrounding the young star HL Tauri. These new ALMA observations reveal substructures within the disc that have never been seen before and even show the possible positions of planets forming in the dark patches within the system.
ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around HL Tauri scientists have spotted planets forming. A young star named HLTauri
explorationimages: ALMA image of the protoplanetary disc around HL Tauri This is the sharpest image ever taken by ALMA — sharper than is routinely achieved in visible light with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows the protoplanetary disc surrounding the young star HL Tauri. These new ALMA observations reveal substructures within the disc that have never been seen before and even show the possible positions of planets forming in the dark patches within the system. Credit: ALMA ...
The biggest sunspot in 25 years put on a glorious show of coronal loops as it rotated out of view. It may survive until it rotates back into view next week. This view from NASA's space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory combines two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light.
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Coronal loops. The biggest sunspot region in more than two decades produced many impressive solar flares. Just before it disappeared, it also gave us this beautiful display of coronal loops. Coronal loops October 26-29, 2014
Coronal Loops Solar Dynamics Observatory/NASA A sunspot in late October 2014 produced these incredible coronal loops off the surface of the sun.
This image of coronal loops on the sun – October 26-29, 2014 – combines two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light. - Image via NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory
Biggest sunspot in more than two decades - AR 12192 - also had some awesome coronal loops! http://bit.ly/1E9oPuy
Coronal loops on the surface of the sun, October 2014
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"Nultifarious Night Above The Lauder" taken in New Zealand by Petr Horálek. In this multifarious image, look for the Milky Way, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, a column of pale zodiacal light, green and red southern aurorae, and green lidar beams from NIWA that measure the ozone layer.
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Incoming! A strong solar flare from sunspot AR2158 launched a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth, as photographed in this video from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). The impact is likely to cause auroras by this weekend. Via SpaceWeather.com.
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CME Accompanied X1.6 Solar Flare The CME associated with a Sept. 10, 2014, X1.6 flare is visible in this image from the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO
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A massive solar eruption, called a coronal mass ejection, can be seen blasting out from the sun's surface after powerful X1.6-class solar flare on September 10, 2014.
The CME associated with a Sept. 10, 2014, X1.6 flare is visible in this image from the joint European Space Agency and NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory.
Solar Storms Are Bombarding Earth Now, Amped-up Auroras Possible . The solar weather is expected to cause significant auroral displays across much of the northern U.S. on Friday night.
A massive solar eruption, called a coronal mass ejection, can be seen blasting out from the sun's surface after powerful X1.6-class solar flare on Sept. 10, 2014. The joint NASA-European Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured this view of the eruption, which was aimed at Earth.<br />
A solar blast erupts in this picture captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory on Sept. 10, 2014. Credit: ESA / NASA / SOHO
Holy Solar Flares, Batman! Strong Solar Storm Hits Earth
Can you spot the skinny crescent Moon just above the horizon? The other two celestial objects are Venus and Jupiter. Photo by Pete Lawrence on Sunday, August 24, 2014.
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This was our view of the Sun on August 14, 2014 through the calcium-k telescope. It just so happens that we looked at the Sun exactly one year earlier through the same telescope, and the differences we see can tell us a lot.
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A hellacious two weeks on Jupiter's moon Io. Image by Imke de Pater and Katherine de Kleer, UC Berkeley.